“I’m just glad they were saved,” said Herb Bridges, 79, a retired rural mail carrier raised in the same house he now uses as a kind of seven-room storage unit for his various collections. “They’ve given me a lot of pleasure for more than a year. Now I’d like to share them.”
Bridges’ poster collection from the long-gone Loew’s Grand theater is a rare artifact both of old Hollywood and old Atlanta. It was featured in a recent issue of Architectural Digest, and about a dozen of the posters were exhibited last month at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts in nearby Newnan.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Former Loew’s usher rescues 1930s movie posters
Access Atlanta.com is reporting that a Former Loew’s usher rescues hand-painted movie posters.